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Entering Asia: Taking Advantage of the CKFTA

Posted April 11, 2014

On March 11, 2014, Canada concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement with South Korea. The Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) is Canada’s first with an Asian market and will provide Canadian businesses with a gateway to Asia. South Korea is Canada’s third largest trading partner in Asia, and our seventh-largest merchandise trading partner globally.

The CKFTA is a comprehensive agreement covering trade in goods and services, investment, government procurement, intellectual property, labour and the environment. The deal offers considerable benefits to a wide range of sectors, particularly in industrial goods, agriculture and agri-food, and services. When fully implemented, CKFTA will see Korea remove duties on 98.2% of its tariff lines, covering virtually all of Canada’s imports.

Is your company in a position to capitalize on the benefits presented by the CKFTA? Join Greg Kanargelidis of Blakes, LLP and Joy Nott, President of I.E.Canada as they discuss the finer points of the agreement, and how your business can benefit.

Date: Tuesday | April 29, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST (Login information sent out 24 hours prior to webinar.)
Cost: $150 (IE Canada Members) | $200 (Non-Members)

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